Old Yellow Church site of Sept. 16 worship service

Historic structure is unique location

All are welcome when the Gould Memorial Church and the Roxbury United Methodist Church host a special service of worship in the historic Old Yellow Church in Roxbury on Sunday, Sept. 16.  More...

Posted 9/11/2018 07:47 PM

Delaware County Electric Cooperative and Kiff announce facility upgrade plans

Delhi — Delaware County Electric Cooperative (the Cooperative) and CE Kiff Inc. (Kiff) announced that both companies are planning headquarters facility upgrade projects to begin in 2019. More...

Posted 9/11/2018 07:47 PM

Antonio Delgado to meet voters locally in September

Margaretville - During the month of September, voters will have several opportunities to meet candidate for Congress in New York’s 19th congressional district, Antonio Delgado.  More...

Posted 9/11/2018 07:47 PM

Hugh Reynolds offers a primary preview

Politcal writer to offer insights in News column

The News is happy to welcome the work of Hugh Reynolds to our pages this week.  More...

Posted 9/11/2018 07:47 PM

Help kids kick cancer by giving blood with the Red Cross

(August 27, 2018) – During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support kids, teens and young adults battling cancer, as well as others in need of transfusions.  More...

Posted 8/28/2018 08:13 PM

Making A Difference

From the airwaves to the tennis courts to Main Street in Fleischmanns, Mark Birman continues to make his impact on the community in a way that is both challenging and rewarding.  More...

Posted 8/28/2018 08:13 PM

Manage your risk in an agritourism business

Hamden — Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams as trends indicate that nature and agricultural tourism is on the rise the Catskills region. Agritourism can also be a source of risk to the farm business. More...

Posted 8/28/2018 08:13 PM

American Red Cross announces Blood Donation Opportunities

Hancock   8/27/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Father Rausch Memorial Hall, 316 West Main Street  Roxbury   8/27/2018: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Carriage House, Jay Gould Memorial Church, Main Street, 53837 State Highway 30  Sidney   More...

Posted 8/21/2018 08:02 PM

Bloom Fabric, Art & Retreat takes top CE fair prize

Walton — Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Executive Director and Fair Committee members annually select and invite those businesses and services that align with Extension’s education mission to exhibit at the Delaware County Fair.&nb More...

Posted 8/21/2018 08:02 PM

Chief Master Sgt. Winfield Hinkley Jr. has new leadership post

Joint Base Elmenforf- Richardson, Alaska — Chief Master Sgt. More...

Posted 8/21/2018 08:02 PM

Grant to boost Gould Church preservation work; Fund-raising campaign will launch in September

Extensive project work necessary for historic building

The Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church in Roxbury, one of the region’s most significant historic structures, will get a much-needed boost for its renovation project thanks to a $262,000 grant award.  More...

Posted 8/21/2018 08:02 PM

Congregation B’nai Israel marks century, starts next one

Fleischmanns — The last weekend in July we celebrated the first 100 years of Congregation Bnai Israel.  More...

Posted 8/21/2018 08:02 PM

County initiates process for comprehensive plan

Community input sought at meeting

The third of five community meetings focused on developing the first ever comprehensive plan for Delaware County was held in Middletown August 1.  Several members of the Delaware County Planning Department were at the Middletown Town Hall, inclu More...

Posted 8/14/2018 08:23 PM

RUPCO offering housing assistance for Greene County

Kingston– The last time someone could apply for Greene County rental assistance through RUPCO’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Pro gram was two years ago. More...

Posted 8/14/2018 08:23 PM

County needs Big Buddies

Delaware Opportunities seeks volunteers

Delhi — The Delaware Opportunities Big Buddy Program is seeking adult volunteers in Delaware and Otsego counties. Local little buddies ages 5 to 14, are looking to be matched with an adult role model who will serve as a big buddy. More...

Posted 8/14/2018 08:23 PM

Building issues focus in Fleischmanns

Fleischmanns residents were up in arms about the lack of enforcement of village laws at the August monthly meeting of the village board Monday night, August 6.  More...

Posted 8/7/2018 07:27 PM

Funeral planning presentations to be given by Office for Aging

Delhi — The Office for the Aging has received requests from seniors regarding information about funeral arrangements, preplanning and the latest regulations and options that currently exist,including “green” funerals. Meetings scheduled More...

Posted 8/7/2018 07:27 PM

SUNY Delhi College provides golf course and amenities

Delhi — A carefully maintained course, spectacular Catskill Mountain views and rolling terrain make The College Golf Course at Delhi a top destination for golfers ready to play in the Catskill region. More...

Posted 8/7/2018 07:27 PM

Pro-gun rally held in Delhi

A pro-Second Amendment rally in Delhi was attended by several notable political and local figures when it was held on July 21.  More...

Posted 7/31/2018 07:49 PM

Dirty Work

TRAINING TIME — Delaware County Department of Public Works highway employees received initial training July 25 in the use, operation and maintenance of a new GapVax vacuum truck, funded by the More...

Posted 7/31/2018 07:49 PM

Domestic violence prevention focus of Delaware Opp. program

Hamden - The Delaware Opportunities Safe Against Violence program is urging all employers in the region to learn about and prepare for domestic violence in the workplace.  According to the Hamdenbased service agency, the Center for Disease Contr More...

Posted 7/31/2018 07:49 PM

Making A Difference

Connie Jeffers didn’t move to the Catskills until she was 64, but it took her far less time to become an inseparable part of the community.  More...

Posted 7/31/2018 07:49 PM

Housing applications being accepted

Prattsville — Since Hurricane Irene’s record flooding in August 2011 which decimated downstream river communities throughout the region, Prattsville has been in flux, rebuilding slowly and steadily.  More...

Posted 7/24/2018 08:25 PM

Making a Difference

Sue Adams lets faith lead her life and in turn, that faith allows her to lead others to impact the community in positive ways. More...

Posted 7/24/2018 08:25 PM

Platte Clove Preserve is designated as a vista of inspiration for Hudson River School painters

Hunter — Catskill Center’s Platte Clove Preserve has become the 18th site on the Hudson River School Art Trail. More...

Posted 7/24/2018 08:25 PM

General Technical sets up shop for computer fixes

Area native returns to open a business after long tech career

The newest business to hit Main Street in Margaretville, General Technical, is a much welcomed and needed addition as it aims to help fulfill the technological needs of the community. More...

Posted 7/17/2018 09:26 PM

Making A Difference

From her radio show on WIOX to “Raining Poetry in Roxbury,” Sharon Israel-Cucinotta is a poet who engages her community in the artform she loves from a variety of angles. More...

Posted 9/11/2018 07:47 PM

Solar array seen as a small step to combat climate change impact

Business owner hopes to inspire others to follow

Martin Lerner is a firm believer in the growing amount of damage resulting from climate change — both current and for the future of the planet. More...

Posted 9/11/2018 07:47 PM

Making A Difference

By figuring out how to meld her passion for the outdoors, with her beloved community, Ann Roberti has helped shape Andes at the grassroots level.  More...

Posted 9/4/2018 08:47 PM

Walter Keller recalled as a loving taskmaster

Local restaurateur left lasting legacy

Walter Keller died last week. Readers who know his name know a piece of community history went with him. Readers who don’t know his name missed a special person and a special time in this community.  More...

Posted 8/28/2018 08:13 PM

Public Service Notices

Delaware County Public Health announces free Rabies Vaccination Clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets on:  • August 22, 2018 from 5PM-7PM at the Franklin Fire Hall, 351 Main St. More...

Posted 8/21/2018 08:02 PM

DCEC plans Membership Meeting

Delhi — The annual meeting of the members of the Delaware County Electric Cooperative (DCEC) will be held on Friday, Sept. 21 at the Delaware Academy and Central School. More...

Posted 8/21/2018 08:02 PM

Making A Difference

When it comes to local history, Ray LaFever is a veritable treasure chest of knowledge, but perhaps more impressive are the ways in which he uses that knowledge to enrich his community.  More...

Posted 8/21/2018 08:02 PM

News intern Nicole Brybag on to new adventures

Will pursue degree at SUNY Oneonta for teaching career

Over the course of the past three years, the Catskill Mountain News has been a part of Nicole Brybag’s life. She has worked behind the scenes and as a reporter, a photographer and an administrative assistant. More...

Posted 8/21/2018 08:02 PM

Mormon teens ‘trek’ Catskill Scenic Trail

The rain had passed, and the sun was shining. Voices of more than 100 people could be heard by the Catskill Scenic Trail in Bloomville. One could see cars and pickup trucks, parked near handcarts. More...

Posted 8/21/2018 08:02 PM

Tracing Gould Church history

The Reformed Church of Roxbury was organized on August 30, 1802 by the Rev. Moses Froelight from Ulster Classis under the name of “The Church of Beaverdam.” Consistorial records show 12 communicant members. More...

Posted 8/21/2018 08:02 PM

Blood donations urgently needed

Rochester — As summer winds down, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month.  More...

Posted 8/14/2018 08:23 PM

Making A Difference

Like many of the most giving members of the community, Kurt Boyer is as modest as he is selfless, offering his talents in sign making and graphic design to improve the community.  More...

Posted 8/14/2018 08:23 PM

Correction

A letter in last week’s News should have identified Kurt Holcherr as Chair of the Town of Middletown Republican Party. We regret that.   More...

Posted 8/7/2018 07:27 PM

Making A Difference

There are many ways to make a difference in someone else’s life. But few people on the planet have made a difference in as many different ways or as many different lives as Justin Kolb has with his gift of music. More...

Posted 8/7/2018 07:27 PM

Holes in One at Meadows Golf Course

At Meadows Golf Center in Margaretville, owner Russel Matson reported two beautiful hole-in-one this week. On Sunday, July 29, Michael Labumbard of Margaretville aced the 155-yard par-3 fourth hole. More...

Posted 8/7/2018 07:27 PM

Delaware County couple sentenced for sexual exploitation of 17-month-old

On July 25, Justin Crandall, 30, and Jessica Crandall, 28, both of Sidney, were sentenced to serve 50 years (Justin) and 25 years (Jessica) in prison and lifetime terms of supervised release in connection with their previously entered guilty pleas to More...

Posted 7/31/2018 07:49 PM

Union Grove program shines light on Community Solar opportunities

Public invited to presentation Thursday, Aug. 2

For years, global warming has been an issue on the minds of communities and the residents of them. More...

Posted 7/31/2018 07:49 PM

Food Pickup

DINING OUT — Area residents are reminded not to leave bird seed, garbage or any other food lying around because they are simply inviting trouble from wildlife, particularly bears. More...

Posted 7/31/2018 07:49 PM

State lawmakers tighten gun laws

Delhi — New York lawmakers tightened the state’s gun laws affecting victims of domestic violence.  Governor Cuomo said “New York is once again leading the way to prevent gun violence, and with this common sense reform, break th More...

Posted 7/31/2018 07:49 PM

The Roxbury Arts Group Announces Decentralization Grant Information

Sessions Grants for Delaware County Arts Projects and Programs Voice

The Roxbury Arts Group is proud to administer the Decentralization Grant Program (DEC), a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, in Delaware County. More...

Posted 7/31/2018 07:49 PM

CWC rules change increases septic upgrade eligibility

A change to the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s (CWC) Septic Program Rules will allow some home and small business owners in the watershed to be newly eligible for septic system related funds.  More...

Posted 7/24/2018 08:25 PM

Congregation B’nai Israel summer is busy

July has been an active month at Shul. Members have enjoyed the services led by Cantor Shai Simmonson, as well as his Sunday classes. Early in the month the book club had a lively discussion on “A Tale of Love and Darkness” by Amos Oz. More...

Posted 7/24/2018 08:25 PM

BOCES seeks board members

The Otsego Northern Catskills (ONC) Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) is seeking Board of Education members. ONC BOCES provides 19 component school districts with a variety of quality educational and administrative services. More...

Posted 7/17/2018 09:26 PM

Making A Difference

Kathy Roberts has been synonymous with Mountainside Residential Care in Margaretville for more than 20 years; and for all she has given to her work, it has given back to her.  Roberts started as a CNA at Mountainside in 1994 where her mother, Ly More...

Posted 7/17/2018 09:26 PM